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British tank going into action, 10 April 1917

Photograph, World War One, Western Front (1914-1918), 1917.

The Mark II tank 'Lusitania' of the 1st Tank Brigade moves forward along a ruined street in Arras. Over 50 Mark IIs took part in the Battle of Arras and several were knocked out by German gunners firing armour-piercing machine gun ammunition.

From an album of 76 official photographs.

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NAM. 1999-11-70-28


National Army Museum, Out of Copyright


National Army Museum, Study Collection

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